In the United States, hypertension, often known as high blood pressure, affects around half of all individuals. Your heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes are just a few of the essential organs that might suffer from high blood pressure-related health problems.

High Blood Pressure Awareness Month is a great opportunity to learn more about hypertension, and how to lower it to lessen your chance of developing potential health issues.

Your chance of developing additional health issues, such as heart disease, a heart attack, or stroke, increases as your blood pressure levels rise.

By examining your systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings and comparing them to values contained in certain recommendations, your medical team can diagnose high blood pressure and decide on a course of therapy. Thankfully, elevated blood pressure is easy to see.

And once you know you have high blood pressure, you can work with your doctor to control it.